SC: Age gap negates "rape thru force" between 14yo, 24yo

The Age Gap Between the Victim and Appellant Negates Force, Threat or Intimidation. "AAA's" state of "shivering" could not have been produced by force, threat or intimidation. She insinuates that she fell into that condition after Meneses had sexual intercourse with her. However, their age gap negates force, threat or intimidation; he was only 14 while "AAA" was already 24, not to mention that they were friends. In addition, per "AAA's" own declaration, Meneses and appellant did not also utter threatening words or perform any act of intimidation against her. (G.R. No. 212193; February 15, 2017)